Skip to main content
main-content

Gout and crystal arthropathies

From the Editorial Board

Highlights from the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Fernando Perez-Ruiz & Oliver FitzGerald

Editorial board members Oliver FitzGerald and Fernando Pérez-Ruiz provide their highlights from the spondyloarthropathy and crystal arthropathy sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

medwireNews editor's pick

Gout patients may benefit from nurse-led care

Uric acid test

Nurse-led care involving patient education and engagement increases the likelihood of achieving target serum urate levels among individuals with gout, findings from a UK randomized controlled trial suggest.

Case report

Hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis: A clinical challenge for diagnosis and treatment

Figure 1

Editorial board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz presents an interesting presentation of coexistant hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis, and outlines the challenges of diagnosis and management of these conditions.

medwireNews editor's pick

Substantial role for diet in gout refuted

Diet

A meta-analysis published in The BMJ suggests that diet only explains a small proportion of variation in serum uric acid levels, with genetic variation making a much larger contribution to hyperuricemia risk.

medwireNews editor's pick

Allopurinol does not increase CKD risk in patients with gout

Kidneys

Allopurinol, given at a starting dose of at least 300 mg/day, does not increase the risk for chronic kidney disease stage 3 or higher, and may in fact reduce it, in patients with newly diagnosed gout, study data show.

21-02-2018 | Gout | Editorial | Article

Gout therapies and cardiovascular risk

Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz highlights recent clinical trials evaluating the effect of febuxostat on risk of cardiovascular comorbidities, and discusses alternative treatments for gout patients with cardiovascular disease.

30-10-2017 | Gout | Editorial | Article

Evolution or revolution in urate-lowering therapies for gout?

Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz reflects on changing concepts in the understanding of gout, and reviews the latest developments in new urate-lowering medications for the management of gout.

18-07-2017 | Gout | Editorial | Article

The future of gout: Are you ready for it?

Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz discusses the recent increase in gout-related hospitalizations and asks if we are ready for a future of clinical inertia and passivity when it comes to the management of gout.

Themed collections

30-10-2017 | Gout | Themed collection | Collection

Urate-lowering therapies in gout

This content collection provides an overview of the pathogenesis of gout, followed by a review of current urate-lowering therapies, with an emphasis on their comparative safety and efficacy.

Journal articles and book chapters

27-11-2018 | Gout | Article

The challenges of approaching and managing gout

Fields TR. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2019; 45: 145–157. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2018.09.009

31-10-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | Article

From the Editorial Board: Highlights from the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Editorial board members Oliver FitzGerald and Fernando Pérez-Ruiz provide their highlights from the spondyloarthropathy and crystal arthropathy sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Source:

ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Chicago, Illinois, USA: 19–24 October 2018

30-08-2018 | Gout | Article

The risk of gout among patients with sleep apnea: A matched cohort study

Blagojevic-Bucknall M et al. Arthritis Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1002/art.40662

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing rheumatology professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Images and illustrations

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for rheumatology healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within rheumatology management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

image credits